There is simply no substitute for experience

Gillian’s media experience is extensive. Her knowledge, combined with her ability to connect to her audience whether it be in person, in writing or through the magic of television, is held in high regard with her clients and colleagues alike.  Gillian’s background and knowledge of media make her a great choice for your next campaign, conference or show.

 

The Written Word   –   Interviews.  Feature Writer.  Columnist.

  • Consultant and feature writer for Dogs, Dogs, Dogs magazine for 18 years, 6 times annually
  • Wrote and filmed a CD ROM called Who’s Walking Who (1995) distributed by Arc Media throughout North America and Europe on basic family pet training, puppy manners, housetraining etc.
  • Weekly columnist for Toronto Metro, a daily newspaper found in the Toronto Transit System newspaper boxes (Pet Care Column) 2000 – 2004.
  • Numerous article re-print requests from many other publications including the New Zealand Kennel Club
  • Monthly columnist for Dogs In Canada magazine from 2003 until last issue in 2014. “Citizen Canine” was a column dedicated to family pet dog training
  • Co-author of the book “Citizen Canine”, practical advice for living with dogs in the real world.
  • Writer of feature articles in Dogsport magazine
  • Animal Wellness magazine – A regular Behaviour column – question and answer format.  Gillian’s niche is being the Canadian Behaviourist for the publication. Multiple articles over many years.
  • Feature writer for Dogs In Canada Annual (A national publication for the Canadian Kennel Club) every year from 2002 until last issue in 2014. Gillian did all training section including dog wrangling for photo shoots.
  • Readers Digest – numerous requests for reprint permission from other publications
  • Readers Digest – assignment for original work for Pets Section of publication (world wide distribution)
  • Amoi Magazine – An international magazine with a focus on diversity in our human population. Diversity in Dogs was a special request article written for Amoi magazine.  A second cat related article was written for Amoi, also upon special request.
  • Dog Writers Association of America Award – twice nominated for articles written for Dogs In Canada magazine and Annual.
  • Dog expert and writer for the Dogs In Canada website.
  • Publisher of Dogs Dogs Dogs magazine from 2005 to 2011. Nominated for Best Publication 2011 by The Dog Writers Association of North America.
  • Q&A for DDD magazine.6 times per year distribution.
  • Feature writer for Dog Basic Magazine – a publication for distribution in Vet clinics
  • Dogs in Canada Magazine – dog wrangler and feature writer – senior dogs

The Spoken Word   –   TV & Radio.  Spokesperson.  Lecturer. 

  • The Toronto Star
  • Q-107 radio – live call in radio show debating alderman
  • The Globe & Mail
  • The Toronto Sun
  • Toronto Life Magazine
  • Canadian Living Magazine
  • Chatelaine Magazine
  • Owl Magazine
  • Life MagazineQ-107 radio – live call in radio show debating alderman about the pit bull issue
  • Global TV
  • City Pulse news
  • City TV – Breakfast Television
  • Rogers Cable – a 4 week stint doing agility, flyball and obedience live
  • Rogers Cable – live call in Television Show
  • The Life Network – Life with Pets – a 28 part television series, with Who’s Walking Who scripting and filming 8 episodes on obedience training, problem solving and agility training
  • Canadian Living – kids and dogs Television interview
  • MOJO radio – live call in show with Scruff Connors (done 3 times)
  • Dogs In Canada TV – did a weekly dog training segment for the series, 26 segments
  • Winnipeg – did radio interview, call in show, for #1 station in Winnipeg
  • Featured in Globe and Mail article (half page) about dog behaviour
  • Fashion 18 magazine photo shoot, wrangling 6 dogs
  • This Is Daniel Cook – The puppy training episode with Daniel.
  • Guest judge for events at Woofstock, Toronto’s largest dog festival.
  • Featured on TV show “Animal House Calls” on City TV as regular dog expert – Live call in show
  • Canine expert on Canoe Live, a Sun TV television show. Segment consists of emailed questions answered live on air, every second week starting December 2006.
  • Spokesperson for The Chews To Care Program in May 2007. This involved media in multiple Canadian cities (Calgary, Vancouver, Hamilton, Ottawa and Toronto) TV, radio and print interviews.  Cross Canada promotion at prominent news and lifestyle shows. Included quotes and writing for on line promotional material.  Travelled with Levi, small terrier dog that demonstrated good dental health for pets.
  • Received professional media training from PR firm, for the Chews To Care Program
  • Professional Spokesperson for Iams shelter campaign in 2008. This involved media across Canada plus print interviews.
  • Involved in the Pedigree shelter campaign as dog wrangler. Worked with Kurt Browning as shelter ambassadors.  This involved on-air media opportunities for the dogs, and an extensive photo shoot.
  • Radio interview on CBC – 3 hour interview including the top names in dogs across Canada and USA (“Gillian is Canadas most experienced dog trainer”…Max Allen, CBC)
  • Professional Spokesperson for the Eukanuba 28 day Challenge. This included media training plus TV in Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton and London  and radio interviews across Canada. Some writing for website included.
  • The Marilyn Dennis Show – field segment for top tips on dog etiquette.
  • Speaker at The University of Toronto, Psyche department….Guest Lecturer on learning theory for people, and using dogs as an example. Speaking 3-4 times per year since 2004
  • Co-ordinated large Dog Trainer event (Dr. Ian Dunbar seminar) held at Toronto Sheraton Airport Hotel. Event planning, marketing and media involved.
  • Spokesperson for Revolution, flea prevention program. National radio interviews, media training involved.
  • All About Pets show – speaker and presenter for 3 days on topics of training. Presented to the general public a few times a day. Q and A highlighted.
  • The Social Live TV. Tricks segment with dog, to promote Puppy Bowl
  • Off The Record Live to tape – interview with tricks to promote Puppy Bowl
  • CTV News – interview with OSPCA to promo Puppy Bowl and showcasing rescue dogs and why to include them in our homes. Evening news Live.
  • Feature speaker for The International Positive Dog Trainers Association – “Take The Lead”
  • Feature speaker for Brian Condie, investment counselor. The evening consisted of Brian speaking on investment and Gillian speaking on Dog issues. As a perk for his clients.
  • Guest lecturer for Veterinary Technicians Conference (1,500 in attendance)  – The topic’s included dog behaviour, puppy classes and marketing.
  • Women’s Health Matters Symposium – Using dogs in therapy, and for emotional comfort, plus exercise with dogs.
  • Speaker on many occasions for the Canadian Dog Trainers Association conferences – topics include business and marketing for dog trainers.

 

questions?  gillian@caninecoach.ca

 

 

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